Product Type: Montagne Jeunesse body care
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Montagne Jeunesse White Chocolate Masque
Member Name: StampedingTurtes
Montagne Jeunesse White Chocolate Masque
Advantages: Smells delicious, makes your skin feel nice, luxurious
Disadvantages: Can''t think of any!
~~~ Introduction ~~~
I bought this (and a few other) face masks from the Montagne de Jeunesse website after reading some particularly mouth watering reviews on here. Good old Dooyoo, sometimes you just have to buy the products after reading good reviews!
I apologise in advance for alternating between the work mask and the more pretentious "masque"!
~~~ Packaging and Ingredients ~~~
The White Chocolate deep cleansing masque comes in a little 17g sachet. All of the face masks from Montagne Jeunesse come in a similar little sachet. This one has a background showing big, creamy squares of white chocolate with a girl in front wearing the masque and with leaves and chocolate chunks over her eyes.
The bottom of the pack states that it is cocoa butter and cream.
On the back of the sachet there is the web address: www.montagnejeunesse.com and some information about how to use the product. There is also a lovely little blurb describing how the masque will allow your skin to be deeply cleansed and nourished. I'm a sucker for these things so right away I can't wait to start slapping it on to my obviously undernourished face!
Because this is something which goes on the skin, I feel it is important to list the ingredients in the review just so that anyone with any allergies know what they might be purchasing.
The ingredients are: Purified water, Kaolin, glycerine, glyceryl state SE, cocoa seed butter, natural clay, shea butter, dead sea salt, carrot seed oil, parfum, sweet almond oil, vitamin E, jojoba seed oil, cream extract, milk, soyabean extract, sucrose, maltodextrin.
The package states that the milk, soyabean, sucrose and maltodextrin and ingredients of white chocolate and this is why they are in the masque.
There is also a very cute little warning reminding the customer not to eat the face mask as it is for external use only!
~~~ How to use ~~~
There are really two ways to use the masque. You can use it as a relaxing, pampering treat which requires you to lie down with cucumber over your eyes and do absolutely nothing for 20 minutes...ahhh heavenly!
To use the masque, simply cleanse your face with warm water. Leave it wet and apply the masque gently with the finger tips. Make sure that you avoid the eye and lit area.
Leave the masque on for 15 to 20 minutes and relax then rinse off with warm water. You can even light some candles, cut cold cucumber to place on your eyes and lie down and listen to some pan pipe music if the fancy takes you.
Or, if like me, you never seem to have the time for this, but still want the lovely effects of the masque, you could go for the cheeky slap it on and shower method described below.
I find that it's great to apply the masque before going in the shower. I put it on and then brush my teeth and head into the shower. By the time I have washed my hair and rinsed out the conditioner I can simply rinse off the masque under the shower. This actually works really well as the steam in the shower can help the masque to penetrate deeper into the skin. It's also less messy as you simply shove your face under the shower and let it all rinse off!
I must admit the shower method is my favourite, I feel a little silly putting on the masque and then lying around like the Queen of Sheba! However, after a stressful day, it can be a wonderful little 20 minute ME time!
~~~ Initial impressions ~~~
Opening the packet can be tricky - I ended up using scissors.
Look: The masque is a thick, creamy white colour and looks just like melted white chocolate!
Smell: It smells absolutely delicious. You instantly get a hit of vanilla and cocoa which is what gives it the white chocolate scent. It is very sweet smelling and it does indeed smell like something which you could eat!
Texture: The masque is very, very thick! I was surprised by how thick it was. I think this is something to do with the kaolin (a clay type mud). It feels very luxurious and kind of sticky.
On the face: It feels very soothing and cooling on the skin. As you have it on you can begin to feel it drying a little. Overall it just feels wonderful!
I should note here that the package is meant for one single use, but unless you have an un-naturally large face, one sachet would do two people or perhaps two separate uses if you had a suitable container to put half of the product into.
~~~ Effects of the Mask ~~~
The mask contains cocoa butter which is a smoothing, moisturising ingredient. It is one of the natural butters which melts right into the skin. It also contains Jojoba which is also an excellent moisturiser. The shea butter in the mask, similar to the cocoa butter, will sink into the skin and moisturise and smooth the face. Shea butter has lits of vitamin E in it which can help to improve skin texture and elasticity.
At first it is very smooth, cold and wet feeling but the masque gradually dried and hardens into that familiar face mask feeling.
When rinsing the mask off, I noticed that it takes a little while to remove all of the product. It dries out in the air and then, when water touches it, it instantly reverts back to the creamy melted chocolate texture, it feels really lovely! Afterwards my skin felt smooth and clean. I thought it might leave my face with that horrible tight feeling which some masks do but it did not. My skin just felt fresh and smooth and cleansed and smelled delicious - always a plus!
~~~ Conclusion ~~~
This is definitely a great little affordable luxury for general weekly use. They are cheap enough to buy regularly and the website had discount codes and offers which meant that I only paid 91p per mask! Bargain!
I will definitely be using this regularly as part of my skin (and soul) care routine. There's something very decadent about using a face mask! As someone who is about to start my first teaching post, I'm pretty sure I'm going to hit higher stress levels than ever before! Hopefully these little masques will help to bring me back to normality!
Summary: Decadent face masks for anyone who loves chocolate